Annibale is near-perfect on ‘The Simple Fear’
In the same vein as Dido and Lenka is the talented, soulful Brooke Annibale of Pittsburgh, whose “The Simple Fear” is a dirgeful travelogue of loss and meditative angst wrapped in beautiful harmonies and contemplative lyrics. “Remind Me” and “Decide” excel at reverie-inducing trances, while “Find My Way” is an ode to self-discovery and conquering those naggy little voices of cannot. “Alright” is a bluesy little ditty, while the painfully wonderful “All Over Again” is caught between the hope and the knowledge of the mistake of returning to a troubled former lover. Every track is a winner, and the album closes out with a heartfelt double-punch in “The Good Hurt” and the acoustic guitar-led “Answers” — all the more profound in that it asks as many questions as it resolves.
The album will be out Friday.
Miss Annibale, who is truly a talent to watch, will be appearing in the District October 28-30, with performances at IOTA Club & Cafe and 16th Street House. Visit BrookeAnnibale.com for more information.
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